The last Brit falls: Liam Broady crashes out of the Olympics after losing over three sets to France’s Jeremy Chardy to end any hopes of Team GB winning a medal in the tennis
British interest in the tennis ended with defeat for Liam Broady by Jeremy Chardy in the third round of the men’s singles.
Broady, the last man into the field, had done brilliantly to make it through to the last 16, upsetting seventh seed Hubert Hurkacz in the second round, but Frenchman Chardy proved too strong.
It was another battling performance from 27-year-old Broady as he came from a break down to take the second set, but a 10-minute break before the decider because of the extreme heat refreshed Chardy and he ran out a 7-6 (3) 4-6 6-1 winner.
Chardy will now take on Alexander Zverev next for a place in the semis after the German defeated Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4 7-6 (7-5).
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Liam Broady has been knocked out of the Olympics after losing to France’s Jeremy Chardy
Broady won the second set to take it into a decided but Chardy proved too strong for him